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is the new big task facing barack obama and the u.s. congress. gridlock over the so-called fiscal cliff. what's the fiscal or better put financial cliff? think of it as a high, steep rock. a ledge the u.s. is teetering on and will plunge over if no action is taken on certain financial matters. what are those? one, the bush era tax cuts. in 2001 and 2003, congress, under president george w. bush, lowered everyone's taxes. but it was only temporary, like 11 years temporary. less than two months from now midnight december 31, taxes go back up. the average household will pay more in taxes each year, $2000 to $3500 more. two, sequestration. what's that? new, big budget cuts. $110 billion in cuts in 2013 alone. they go into effect january 2, and will affect the defense budget and the domestic budget. the cbo, says unemployment could climb up over 9%, pushing the u.s. back into recession. why did this happen? an automatic sequestration or permanent set aside of $1.2 trillion was passed by congress, in order to force congress to compromise and figure out how to cut the budget itself. but, a congressi
as he continues to that 2014 deadline for u.s. troops out of the afghanistan. the ceremonies get under way later this morning we'll have live coverage at 11:00 eastern here on c-span. washington journal continues on this sunday november 11. we'll be back in a moment. >> some patients require special therapy, hip knows sis is effect nive certain types of battle northeast rose sis f. >> now you're deep asleep. we're going back now, going back to -- one of the most important procedures is group psychotherapy. here under the psych tryst guidance the patient lerns to understand something of the basis causes of his distress. >> i'd like to see if we can get some illustrations about how one's personal safety would stem from childhood safety. if i had done anything wrong afseshamed of i would tell them what i had done so i kept it to myself. >> this weekend on c-span 3 let there be light. his world war ii dk meantry on combat trauma and treatment. today at 4 p.m. eastern. >> i want my fiction to be intensely journalistic because unless you get out and look at what is going on these days, you'r
are loving this. one opened up on halloween the earliest opening ever kbroop the u.s. has never experienced such a wide scale natural disaster this close to election day. both candidates had to temper their message in the wake of the storm but that could change today with five days left president obama goes back on be the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> understand what it takes to get this country going again. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks
the biggest impact in the u.s.? >> one of the most powerful campaigns was the trayvon martin case. a 17-year-old african-american, killed in florida, tragically. two weeks after the incident, there was no media coverage of all. a private injustice. the parents start a petition, and then it goes viral. the importance is not just the individual acts of arresting his killer in prosecuting him, but the public. the result, the awareness of the tragic situation of young african-americans not being treated fairly in the justice system or the "stand your ground" laws, where you can almost impunitively shoot someone. that is some of the really exciting things we see. >> in trayvon martin's case, clearly there was an impact, but they were not waiting. they were in there pretty soon, on the case. what i want to ask you -- do you find a difference in the way that companies -- you have a lot of petitions aimed at companies that do specific things. obviously, some have had more political implications. is there a difference in response between business institutions and political institutions? >> politician
pledge. [video clip] >> what i would say to grover norquist is the sequester destroys the u.s. military. according to our secretaire defense, it would be shooting ourselves in the hip. a smaller army since 1940 and the smallest airports in the history of the country. sequestration must be replaced. i'm willing to generate revenue. it's fair to ask my party to put revenue on the table. i will not raise tax rates to do it. i will cap deductions. if you can deduct and around $30,000 or $40,000, you can raise $1 trillion in revenue. the people who would lose deductions would be upper-income americans. i want entitlement reforms to do this. democrats always promised to cut spending, but we never cut spending. i'm looking for more revenue for entitlement reform before the end of the year. >> let me press you one more time on grover norquist. he said you are not inclined to go through on this promise to raise revenues because you like being a senator. your response? >> i love being a senator and i want to be a senator who matters for the state of south carolina and the country. when you are $1
, victor, a u.s. official tells cnn the fbi was investigating a tip that david petraeus was involved in an extramarital affair with paula broadwell. she is his biographer. broadwell spent a year with petraeus in afghanistan interviewing him for the book she co-wrote about him. it's not clear whether broadwell is the woman with whom petraeus has admitted to having this affair that led to this resignation. the official says that the fbi counterintelligence unit investigated the tip to see if there was a potential security risk, whether petraeus could possibly be blackmailed. the official tells cnn there was no suggestion the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing, but the concern, rather, was that he might be putting himself in a vulnerable position. >> we know that a lot of the questions from online that i've read, some of the comments on, there's questions about the timing. let's start with what it comes after, the presidential election. what if we found out about that connection, if any, and why this comes just days after the election? >> reporter: well,
, and i think we think it's more likely than not that democrats will gain seats in the u.s. senate. that was unthinkable six months ago. it's going to lead to real recriminations inside the republican party about who made these mistakes and getting these candidates and failing to get people like todd akin out of these races and get electable republicans into these races that they have to be able to win. >> if you look at senate republicans other the last four cycles, they've been pummeled. in 2006 democrats weren't supposed to pick up the senate, they did. in 2008 they expanded to a 60-seat majority, they were able to get health care done as a result of the pickup that they had. in 2010 you had republicans have an opportunity to pick up the senate, they fell short. and now again a huge opportunity this year to pick up the senate, and it looks like they might actually fall backwards because of these races you're talking about, massachusetts, indiana and missouri. i think one of the things that we've learned over the last couple of cycles is when republicans talk about the economy as
and save the u.s. economy from going down a dangerous road. it is wednesday, november 7th, the day after and a special early presentation of "squawk box" follows the late presentation that we had yesterday. but it starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. and yes, we know it's only 5:00 a.m. on the east coast, but you don't have to double check your clocks. on the morning after election day, we couldn't wait until 6:00 a.m. to get back on the air. the american public handing president obama four more years in the white house. meantime, the balance of power stays the same in the senate. this morning, we have two main items on the squawk agenda. after months of handicapping the race, we'll find out how the global markets react to the decision and ask how you need to position your portfolio. we have a number of people on hand to help us with that task, including mike santoli. he is our guest the next hour. chuck gabriel, his job is to try to connect the dots between washington and investors. we have jeremy seigel. also, vincent rinehart. we'll be jo
been positive for obama. >> her husband is jay-z. >> bill: yes. >> one u.s. marine has an ambitious goal to help the wounded warrior project. sergeant enrique trevino of florida is on his way to doing one million pushups this year all for the charity. he tells abc -- >> bill: is that like nonstop? >> one million pushups for the year. >> bill: nonstop? >> it started out as a new year's resolution. starts his day by doing 500 pushups before going to work. he does them about every five to ten minutes. does anywhere from 25 to 50 in one sitting before breakfast. then he kicks it up a notch during his lunch break. 30 minutes straight! gets 600 pushups done during lunch. he's ahead of schedule. he's done 845,000 pushups so far this year. >> i just did the math by the way. to do a million in one year, you have to do 2,739 pushups every day! >> he does that -- a lot of times more so occasionally he can take a day off. >> i only do 1,000 a day. >> bill: i only do 50 before i come over in the morning. and
- growing population in the u.s. so it is no surprise their vote will count more than ever. especially in battleground virginia. we talked to local latino voters about what is important to them. >> the the election is a popular topic of conversation. >> ism gordon. >> a record of 24 million latinos are eligible to vote tuesday. a 20% jump from two years ago. the of latino vote is important for success. she has been paying close attention to both candidates. >> too many people become u.s. citizens and do not vote, she said. the latino community needs to be more united. >> it could be a deciding factor and it is important for elected officials of all stripes to make sure the i understand in this growing portion of the community this is a group that cares deeply about education immigration reform about entrepreneurship. >> a community with a percentage of families that tend to live with lower incomes. they have leaned heavily on and supported democratic candidates. some say the image of the typical latino voter is changing. >> have become more educated and more aware and they pay more att
forces deployed from central europe and the united states, but the attack that left the u.s. ambassador and three other americans dead had ended before they could get there. u.s. officials are trying to refute news reports that say the cia told its personnel to stand down. >>> the true that will decorate the grounds of the u.s. capital for the holidays is being prepped for its trip to washington. the 73-foot spruce was harvested friday from white river national forest in colorado. crews will take two days wrapping the tree before it makes its way east. most of the transportation costs are being paid through private donations and sponsored. >>> and in another holiday sign, the tradition is back in full force. butter ball has opened its annual turkey talk phone line. people can now call 1-800-butter ball to ask questions or get cooking advice from experts through december 24th. the company has provided the consumer help line every holiday season since 1981. the most popular question asked of the hotline. i have the turkey -- now what? that's the news. now back to lester and erica. >> than
on the gas shortage coming up. >>> the u.s. soldier charged with the grisly massacre of afghan soldiers appears in court today. he's accused of carrying ought a pre-dawn raid batch in march killing 16 villagers, 9 of them children as they slept. the 39-year-old father of two faces a court-martial and could ultimately receive the death penalty. parts of the proceedings will be held at night to allow witnesses in afghanistan to testify. >>> a horrific accident at the pittsburgh zoo where a 2-year-old boy was mauled to death when he fell into a den of african painted dogs. the by's mother had put him on a railing overlooking the exhibit 11 feet below. >>> federal officials have launched an investigation into what caused an atlanta police helicopter to hit the top of a power line and crash into a city street saturday night, killing both officers on board. the two officers were searching for a 9-year-old boy who had run away from home. the boy was later found unharmed. no one on the ground was injured in that crash. >>> now let's head to wall street and the new york stock exchange. good morn
died in the u.s. as a result of sandy. most of them from new york and new jersey. still 5.6 million customers in the dark. and it may be ten days before the hardest hit areas sea power restored. more than 19,000 flights were canceled because of sandy, but stranded passengers have something to be thankful for. newark and jfk airports were back in business yesterday and delta and american airlines are scheduled to resume a limited number of flights out of laguardia in about 30 minutes. the mta is also getting back to business with new york city subways offering limited service starting today. the m tcta is waiving all fees until tomorrow. so good news there. >> we're looking for any good news so thank you. the eye of hurricane sandy has hit the jersey shore hard. it wiped away entire economies. president obama surveyed the damage with chris christie yesterday. this morning kayla tausche is in toms river, seaside heights. what's it look like there? >> reporter: it's very dark here. we're at the mouth of the bridge which leads over to sea sooid heights, a road only accessible by emergen
to the polls tomorrow and have been voting early, how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? here are the numbers to call. host: you can also find us online, using social media. send us a tweet using journal@c- -- spanwj. or find a conversation on facebook. you can also e mail us, how confident are you in the u.s. electoral system? we will bring some articles on how early voting is unfolding, but first, here is the headline from "usa today." 48% to 48%. "it comes down to turnout." host: what do you think about the u.s. electoral system as we head into the final day? voters go to the polls tomorrow. in "u.s. a today," the two candidates made their pitch for why you should vote for them. barack obama, mitt romney, writing in to "usa today," sharing their opinions. president obama says -- "do not give up, we have had a rise in jobs and a rebound in growth." governor romney says -- "we need a new beginning." looking at the headline of "the wall street journal," it gives us an idea of where the candidates were over the weekend. you can see
of maryland, and along with that the first openly gay member of the u.s. senate was elected in wisconsin. here is tammy baldwin. [video clip] >> i did not run to make history. i ran to make a difference. [applause] a difference in the lives of families struggling to find work and pay the bills, a difference in the lives of students worried about debt. [applause] and seniors, worried about their retirement security. [applause] a difference in the lives of veterans who fought for us and need someone fighting for them and their families. [applause] a difference in the lives of entrepreneur weres -- entrepreneurs try to build a business and economic security. [applause] but in choosing me to tackle those challenges, the people of wisconsin have made history. [applause] host: this tweet from benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel, who congratulates u.s. president barack obama on his election victory. fort lauderdale, florida. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. host: did you vote yesterday or early in florida? caller: a voted early. actually, i went out and did some la
to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
. which would make him the first u.s. president to visit the country which was formally known as -- formerly known as burma. >>> a virginia business owner is taking extreme measures following tuesday's elections. a jewelry store in bedford posted the sign that reads closed to mourn the loss of the america that our forefathers endowed to us. while some agreed the store owner has a right to express his opinions others say the move upsets them and they'll no longer do business there. >>> in other news prince george's county police are now looking for a murder suspect this morning. last night officers found a man a gunshot wound in hillcrest heights. he was outside the apartment building and died at the hospital later. at this point no details on a possible suspect or a motive. >>> much of the debris from superstorm sandy has a big coating of snow on it this morning. and that's all thanks to the nor'easter that's battering areas to our north. 9news now reporter kristin fisher has more on the storm and its effects on travel. she's live at national airport. good morning kristin. >>
the pentagon and the u.s. capital. a judge sentenced the man today. he plead guilty over the summer to attempting to provide materials to trss and to try to destroy federal buildings. he was planning to use remote- controlled model planes packed with explosives to blow up the buildings. >>> it was an attack that had a d.c. neighborhood on edge. the group responsible for -- responsible for brutally beating this man and putting him in a coma might be linked to others. we'll have all of the details. >>> and a warehouse up in flames overnight is still causing problems for firefighters. excuse me, why it could be awhile before they pin out point a cause. -- pinpoint a cause. >> went back and my -- mitt romney. >> and we'll tell you about the problems that a local woman said she had at the polls when she tried to cast her vote for president obama. gary. >> and will, we're trying to get the clouds out of here. no doubt they're severed and it looks like one more day before we can see the descent sunshine coming around for the weekend. we'll have a complete look at the forecast as well as m
. the very latest on sandy. at least 74 people in the u.s. have died as a result of hurricane sandy. millions remain without power, and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are waking up with canisters and walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. and further down the coast, take a look as cars are lined up for blocks, if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for a chance to fill up. >>> another big oil problem, a massive leak, a fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment booms are keeping the oil where it is. >>> in connecticut, these are such intense images. look at that as three mansions burned to the ground as wind gusts fueled the flames monday night. firefighters couldn't save the homes because of the intensity of the situation. >>> and back to new jersey, where at least 25% of hoboken remains under water. the national guard arrived there but the mayor is begging for more assistance. >
headlines right now, at 5:29, hurricane sandy is blamed for 74 deaths in the u.s. >> more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast, that includes about 4,000 in the d.c. region. >>> firefighters are trying to figure out what sparked a fire at the old union market warehouse in northeast washington. we'll have much more on those stories throughout the morning, but first, good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> i'm aaron gilchrist. a live look outside at 4:30 this morning. 46 degrees outside our studios and some clouds. i think there were some clouds. >> typical to washington, i feel like the beautiful fall weather we had was so short-lived and we're back to cold already. >> sandy blew all the leaves off the trees. sandy made landfall monday. it's thursday. we're still being affected by it. but still getting a bit of the northwest flow. sandy sitting way up over eastern canada now. but still circulation around that bringing in some moisture, a few sprinkles showing up right now on storm team 4 satellite radar where you see those areas in green. a few sprinkle
what how we're going to go forward with the u.s. and the island. >> reporter: of course d.c.'s mayor gray has a lot to say about the push. he's a huge proponent for d.c. state hood. he applaud the puerto ricans' efforts but as you would imagine, he wants the district to be the 51st state. >> we're glad they've stepped up. perhaps we can join forces to make the case as to why we should be a state. >> reporter: make to mistake, mayor gray is vasing to get -- racing to get state hood for d.c. before anyone else does. he's gotten arrested as an act of civil disobedience to prove his point. >> they're going to have to work very hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. >>> at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> count
of the national senatorial committee made a statement this morning regarding last night. u.s. senator john cornyn tonight made the following statement. here is the "new york times" and how they played last night's election. here is the, "wall street journal." the "washington times." andy "washington post" -- and the "washington post." cynthia on the democrat's line, good morning. caller: my view is how to do with the racism. there is a much divisiveness in terms of the racism. in order for both parties to move ahead, i think that's something needs to be done there. there is racism, and the other topic was how women were huge, especially by the republicans. women are people prepared -- our people. god gave us all the power to think on our own and there is nowhere that he says women cannot make choices. and men, especially on the republican side, are going to have to realize that women should be able to say what we allow with our bodies and not allow. host: can you give us an example of what you mean by racism in yesterday's election? caller: racism in terms of black and white, hispanic -- host: yo
of spending cuts and tax increases that could push the u.s. into another recession. maria bartiromo is the host of cnbc's "closing bell." >> well, people are putting two and two together, saying wall street dropped the day after the election. simple question, why? >> you're absolutely right. well, first off, people are worried about higher taxes, higher regulation under it had obama presidency. but also, it is this near-term worry about the fiscal cliff. at the end of this year, we will see $600 billion of spending go away. there are spending cuts coming, that means, defense companies, transportation, construction, they may very well have to lay off workers. in addition to that, we've got the highest tax increase coming on virtually all income levels. these two things will coincide, and that is the fiscal cliff to basically possibly push the u.s. economy into recession unless congress does something about it. >> is wall street basically registering its doubt and skepticism that either party can come together and resolve this? >> that's right. i think we will see compromise. already
's first openly gay u.s. senator, defeating tommy thompson. >> and the key word there, "openly." and in maine, independent angus king easily won the senate seat. i am not bottled up on that one. >> the most important adverb of the morning. >> the most notable pickup for republicans was in nebraska where deb fischer flipped ben nelson's seat defeating bob kerrey. >> look at these numbers, mike, really quickly before we go to break. that race was getting close, we had heard, near the end. kerrey was catching up. but i'll tell you what, in all of these races, barack obama's coattails were long. in nebraska, you look at those numbers, you look at massachusetts, it wasn't even close in the end. mitt romney had no coattails. in fact, he had a really detrimental impact on a lot of these candidates. >> mitt romney lost in every state he's ever liver lived. >> that's a bad sign. >> do you think his dog's going to even look at him today? >> you know the guy who's in charge of the research committee for republican senate candidates? >> well, no, i don't, thank god. i mean, seriously. the
old, i just became a u.s. citizen this year and must say i was so proud to have the privilege to vote. i started crying as i was walking away from the polls. just whoever whelmed with emotions. #voteordie. and speaking of the youth vote, despite the fact that unemployment for those between 18 and 29 was up 12% in the month of october, by 61% of young voters still favor president obama. there was some concern about an enthusiasm gap because in 2008, 78% of young people said they were very enthusiastic about the president but only 48% said so this time around. so it will be very interesting to see if they actually turned out. >> actually go and vote. >> right. >> that is the big question. they turned out at about the same rate as those four years ago. josh elliott. you have people gathering around. >> the anticipation is starting to build, people milling about and seeing on the giant screen surrounding us here in times square turning it into a virtual amphitheater. the votes coming in. as we project states, the excitement starting to build and i want to bring in first-time voters. we ar
's start with the latest on sandy. 74 people in the u.s. are dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. further down the coast, take a look at these cars. they're all lined up for blocks if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for their chance to fill up. there is another big oil problem, it's a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment boons are keeping the oil where it is. let's go to connecticut where these intense images are three mansions being burned to the ground as wind gusts fueled the flames. firefighters couldn't save the homes because of the intensity of the situation. you can see how bad it is. back to new jersey, 5% of hoboken remains underwater. the national guard arrived. the mayor is begging for more assistance. >> we need more food. we need more resources. so
time tomorrow. that jobless rate is forecast to rise slightly to 7.9%. >>> u.s. stock markets reopened yesterday after being closed two days. and they closed mixed on the day. home depot and lowe's both rose, no surprise there. this morning, u.s. stock futures are trading mixed. there are several key economic reports today. jobless claims, construction spending, auto sales, and we're getting a lot of earnings. a lot going on in markets, even as investors in people's 401(k)s are trying to dig out. and it's costing new york city $200 million a day in permanently lost economic activity. >> what are you adding up there? >> that's all the lost business, and that's not even counting, i think, the damage that's going to have to be fixed. this is lost economic activity. this is according to the new york city comptroller's office. businesses, of course, scrambling for fuels, for cars, for generators. logistics are a mess, employees are displaced, customers are displaced, lost productivity, business not getting done, contracts being lost. you get it. >> not even cleanup numbers yet. >> not even
on superstorm sandy days after the storm slammed the northeast, the u.s. death toll rises to nearly 100. meanwhile difficult recovery efforts continue across the region. fox's david lee miller is on staten island. >> reporter: the new york city marathon is canceled. >> this year there of not unity around the player -- there was not unity around the marathon, anything but. it had become divisive and you can't have the marathon if it's divisive. >> there actually became this animosity towards runners. >> reporter: about 40,000 runners from around the world were expected to take part in the expect. the race was supposed to start in staten island, one of the hardest hit areas by hurricane sandy. meanwhile recovery efforts continue in the northeast. as millions remain without power homeland security secretary janet napolitano said the federal government is helping to restore electricity. >> the department of defense yesterday was airlifting utility crews with their equipment here to new york, to new jersey and other places impacted by the storm and more of those airlifts we anticipate to b
. >> the u.s. senate. >> it could affect the senate race in connecticut. really, these are states where president obama should be able to win with a large margin. one state where the media market bleeds into is pennsylvania. so much in new jersey was hit by the hurricane. the president's visit there with chris yisty. a lot of people saw that on tv were in pennsylvania and key media markets there. if that race is competitive, that may help. >> how much do you think it affects the total popular vote, the number of popular vote? how much might that mean for president obama? >> i see 300,000 people may not show up for the polls. >> you've been spending all this time waiting for gasoline. you don't know where your polling place is. >> which you've been doing. you think about all that time waiting in line for the basic necessities of life, it makes you a little less enthusiastic about going out and trying to figure out where you're going to vote. people are just trying to get warm right now. >> you also see why it's important for a governor to have the authority to be able to make changes. go
recovery begins if superstorm sandy. the u.s. death toll is now at 64. the estimates of destruction and economic fallout are running around $55 billion. a part of new york's subway system is expected to be in operation today and once submerged laguardia airport will reopen at 7:00 with very limited service. >> much lower manhattan though is still in the dark. thousands of residents in hoboken new jersey across the river from manhattan have been given ready to eat meals and other supplies from the national guard. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage i
is climbing four days after sandy made landfall. so far, the storm has claimed 74 lives in the u.s. more than five million homes and businesses are without power along the east coast. most of the outages in the new york area. in the meantime, president obama saw the damage on the jersey shore firsthand yesterday. during that tour, the president pledged federal support for the long haul. >> pepco says it's restored power to all of its customers affected by sand dominion hopes to do the same by tonight. about 1,700 of its customers are still in the dark. that number was over 3,000 just a few hours ago. more than 4,000 bge homes and businesses in our area have no electricity. most of them are in anne arundel county. novak is working to restore four a little more than 250 customers. >>> some students will have another day. in anne arundel county four schools are closed. chapel forge early childhood center in prince george's county is also without power, as is lewis town elementary in frederick county, maryland, and all schools in pendleton county, west virginia, are closed because of power outage
ready. two previous requests were rejected by a u.s. district court judge. bulger is accused of being involved in 19 murders as leader of the winter hill gang. >>> ate rough return to school for some students in our area after hurricane sandy. >> we'll tell you why students at one school returned to class only to be sent back home. >>> first, let's talk to tucker barnes. >> waking up to clouds -- sorry about that. getting choked up. we've got temperatures right now in the 40s. it will be a cool afternoon. i'll have all the detail on your weather and we'll take a look at the weekend forecast as well. and julie wright will have your traffic too right after the break. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last tim
for the assault. the couple got married just hours later. hope solo's u.s. soccer teammate tweeted she was, quote, happy to witness such an amazing celebration of love. >>> speaking of for retail employees who have to head to work as stores open on thanksgiving. on to target ceo has received more than 200,000 signatures from people opposed to the store opening thanksgiving night. a target associate started the petition after target, walmart, toys "r" us opened its doors on thanksgiving morning, meaning employees will have to report to work instead spending time with their families. target said they're just keeping up with customer demand. >>> we are two weeks into the season and wizards still don't have a win. 107-101 loss to the dallas mavericks last night. the last team in the league without a win. this is the second worst start in franchise history. the worst start was last season when the wizards lost their first eight games. >>> the nats won't be winning every postseason award this year. gonzalez finished third in the race for the cy young award. mets dickey won that award which g
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tripled boosted by recovery in its home country and solid results in the u.s. and europe. toyota is raising its outlook for the entire year despite a big drop in sales in china, where a territorial dispute has prompted protests of toyota cars and trucks. and american airlines pilots union is reaching closure on the financial language for a new contract. the pilots had been in labor talks with the airlines since 2006. american filed for bankruptcy a year ago and received court approval to void the current contract with the pilots so it couldn't pose its own terms. as it tries to save billions of dollars in labor costs. back to you. >> shartia brantley at cnbc, thank you. >>> if you tried to log on to "saturday night live's" home page yesterday and got a strange message, it wasn't your imagination. a group of hackers launched an attack. a group called pyknic, and it defaced the site with this message, remember, remember, the november 5th. it's a reference to guy fox today, an attempt to blow up the government 400 years ago. >>> in new jersey, it's hall weeven. the garden state is c
in the u.s. utility companies still working to restore power to just under 2 million customers. gas lines are still long, but both new york governor andrew cuomo and new jersey governor chris christie have promised an end to the shortage this week. the gas shortage won't help the rush to get back to work and school. it's the first day of classes in new york since sandy. this morning the subway system is running about 80% of normal service. the new york transit agency says it's several weeks away from full restoration, but it's running emergency bus services today. if you're running north on amtrak, service will be limited between washington, new york, and boston. that's because crews are still repairing the damage caused by sandy. amtrak is telling passengers to make reservations on phone or online to avoid sold out lines at ticket counters. >>> the crane dangling near a luxury high rise has been fastened to the side of the building. so it is now safe to walk under it. those living in buildings had to evacuate last sunday when sandy's winds knocked the crane loose. that included a hotel w
blamed for 109 deaths in the u.s. crews and first responders from our area have been sent to some of the worst hit areas while 2.5 million people are still without power. more than half are in new jersey. >>> as the death toll rises and people continue to clean up new york mayor michael bloomberg has decided to cancel tomorrow's new york city marathon. people were outraged this week when bloomberg said the race would be a boost for the economy and inspire the city to move on after the storm. now though the race that brings 40,000 runners through some of the most damaged parts of the city is off. the race would have closed roads and bridges at a time when transportation is already difficult. countless drivers meanwhile have had to sit in long lines just to fill up their gas tanks. new jersey's governor chris christie has ordered gas rationing based on your license plate number. meantime, the obama administration has ordered the purchase of as much as 22 million gallons of fuel and diesel for the areas hardest hit by sandy. many stations are closed because of damage or lack of power
. the u.s. congressional delegation and the state house assembly. so the fact is republicans control the government at all levels by big numbers. and i think that this election is going to be much more like 2010 than 2008. i think governor romney's going to carry pennsylvania. >> ron brownstein you agree with that? >> the big question is as you come down to the very end, where republicans are viewing this, is this electorate going to be like the electorate in 2010. racial distribution, partisan distribution, in it's ideological distribution? 2010 was more white, more republican and more conservative. southwest pennsylvania is going to be very tough for president obama. the white working-class voters there are going to move sharply away from him. but what pat toomey did in 2010 was cut the margin in the poor suburban counties outside of philadelphia to only 20,000 vote deficit. in 2008 barack obama won those same counties by 200,000 votes. the question is whether the social issues that are partient in for romney with white collar, white voters, particularly women are going to be a bar
and the control of the u.s. senate is at stake. and abc's jon karl is on the other side of our election studio with that. >> reporter: good morning, elizabeth. the story as far as congress goes today, is control of the senate. let's look where things stand. right now, the senate has 53 democrats, 47 republicans. today, at stake is one-third of the senate. 23 of those seats are democratic seats. only ten republicans are up for re-electi re-election. that's why this should look like a good opportunity for republicans. there's a lot of targets of opportunity. i'm going to watch three races early in the night that pose big problems for republicans. the first, massachusetts. scott brown, republican that won ted kennedy's seat. >> a very tight race now. >> reporter: he is trailing badly going into against elizabeth warren. and indiana, a seat republicans have controlled for 36 years was to be safe. but richard mourdock, controversial comments on rape. and todd akin, comments about legitimate rape. >> you think claire mccaskill hangs on? >> she is leading going into election day. what does it mean if
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